Info on Simplex Fun Kart

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Steven Erwin
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Info on Simplex Fun Kart

Post by Steven Erwin » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:31 pm

Anyone know where I can get info on a Simplex Fun Kart? Looked for hours trying but all I can find info for are the daul engine karts. Engine date code shows its a 68. Thanks for your time!
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Re: Info on Simplex Fun Kart

Post by REAR » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:48 am

Not sure what you have there. Never knew Simplex made a FUN kart model. They closed their doors in 1975 so that may have been something they made near the end of their productiion and it most certainly is not a racing style kart.

Not really any value to it aside from the fun valve it can give you. Get it running and take it for a spin. Just enjoy it for what it is.

The serial number you provided is a Tecumseh # and it identifies the motor as a horizontal shaft 4hp engine.

R.E.A.R.

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Russ Smith
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Vintage Karting items owned: 59 BugWasp; 60 GoKart800; Simplex: 60 MKII, 62 MKVI; 69 BugStinger; 67 LilIndian Minibike.
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Re: Info on Simplex Fun Kart

Post by Russ Smith » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:01 am

You can try asking Tom Thorin. He is known for his vast knowledge of Simplex karts.

Steven Erwin
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Re: Info on Simplex Fun Kart

Post by Steven Erwin » Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:50 pm

The engines was made on April 26 1968, just not sure about the go kart. Not really looking to sell, just info.
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Re: Info on Simplex Fun Kart

Post by Steven Erwin » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:20 pm

Found a few adds from Simplex and Manco with square tubing karts.
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Re: Info on Simplex Fun Kart

Post by Rob Voska » Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:25 am

Nice find. I have never seen those ad's. But they are more minibike / fun kart stuff. Lots of the pieces must have been left over and used.

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